01 June 2010

you are the apple of my eye...

"forever you'll stay in my heart..."

isn't stevie wonder just the awesome-ist? if you say no, i just don't think we can be friends anymore. (unless you bring me booze. it's true, i am easily bribed.)

anywhoooo... huzzah for holiday weekends! right? are you with me? it was absolutely GORGEOUS here in san francisco and the weather inspired me to work on a quick art project.

i was tired of looking at the big, blank wall in the kitchen and was inspired by this photo of sarah jessica parker's hamptons kitchen (which is very similar to the plan i have for mine, you'll note!):

i love the big pop art apple, so i decided to make one of my own.

first i bought a sheet of oak plywood and had them cut it to 36"x36" (and other various sizes for future projects). i took it home and whitewashed it with CHEAP white acrylic paint.

then i free-handed (is that even a word? and who else out there is thinking "FREEBIRD!!!"?) the apple shape in red paint.

filled it in and fixed the shape a bit.

the stem was the hard part. i couldn't decide on the shape i wanted, so i played around with a pair of scissors and some paper towels (i'm high-tech, i tell ya). when i got what i wanted, i painted the edges of the back side and stamped it on to the plywood.

then filled it in, et *voilĂ * - a giant pop art apple of my very own!

total cost was $24 for the sheet of plywood and $7 for the craft paint. and maybe 1 hour total of painting time. not bad, eh?

when the kitchen is complete next month, i'll show you what it looks like on the wall.

hope this inspires you to pick up a paintbrush!


  1. yea! i've been wanting to create some plywood art myself... thanks for the inspiration!

    and yes, booze. booze can bribe me any day.

  2. **************************************

    thanks, everyone, for the sweet comments! now i'll have to figure out what to do with all of the scrap plywood - any fun ideas?


  3. Okay, I've been so neglecting stopping by your blog. You're doing your kitchen!! Can't wait to see how it all goes down!

    Very crafty with the plywood too. SJP would be proud. ;)


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